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On this day in football history

  • 1875 After being in existence for seven years Queens Park finally conceded their first goal to a Scottish team; Vale of Leven. They conceded their first goal to an English team on March 8th of the same year when Notts County scored against them. They were not beaten until Wanderers (of London) did so in February 1876 and no Scotish club beat them until Vale of Leven were successful on almost the last day of the 1876 season.
  • 1886 Gentleman beat Players 1-0 at Preston. This was the first match between amateurs and professionals of which there were a total of 14 in all including six for the Charity Shield. The last was held in October 1929 by which time the professionals had won nine with two drawn and scored 42 goals to the amateurs' 26.
  • 1911 The FA permanently suspended Middlesbrough's chairman Colonel T. Gibson-Poole and manager Andy Walker for alleged bribery to the Sunderland players before their match the previous December.
  • 1926 Outside-right Jock Rutherford was recalled to the Arsenal side at the age of 41. He joined Newcastle United in 1902 and won the League Championship three times and appeared in five FA Cup Finals although only winning once. He was also capped for England on seven occasions. He was thought to be nearing the end of his career when he joined the Gunners in 1913 but, after a brief spell as manager of Stoke City, he returned to Highbury as a player in 1927. He finally retired in 1927 after a few games for Clapton Orient. Died in 1963 at the age of 77.
  • 1926 During the First Division match between West Ham United and Liverpool at Upton Park Donald McKinlay, Liverpool left-back, scored with a kick from ten yards inside his own half.
  • 1932 Fred Keetley scored six goals for Lincoln City in the space of 21 minutes during a Third Division North match against Halifax Town.
  • 1932 Charles Ford made his debut for Newcastle United against Grimsby Town. Unfortunately he broke his leg and never played again.
  • 2000 Harry Cavan long serving FIFA and Irish FA official dies at the age of 83.